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Weekend in Collingwood

By on Apr 21, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Now that the weather is warming up, the days are getting longer, and everyone is coming out of hibernation mode. In other words, it’s time to start making plans – weekend plans that is! Whether you are new to the Collingwood area or have lived here for some time, there is so much available for you to pack into a weekend and so many things to do in the community. Grab some friends or call up your family and learn how to spend the best weekend in Collingwood! Get Outdoors Start the weekend with some fresh air and some physical activity. Head out first thing Saturday morning to the Georgian Bay trail. Make it a leisurely stroll or a long hike, and take in the beautiful Georgian bay while being outdoors and keeping fit. Pack some snacks with you and stop on the way for a mid-morning refuel. Afterwards, once you’ve spent time walking along the Bay, why not head into town and enjoy one...

4 Reasons to Move to Collingwood

By on Apr 15, 2018 in Uncategorized |

If moving is in the cards for you in 2018 and you are looking for your ideal destination, look no further than right here in Collingwood. Or better yet, if you already know you will be moving in, read on to learn more about the great place you have selected to call home! Georgian Bay Building sand castles, heading out for a swim, walking along the water, or taking in gorgeous sunsets on late summer nights.  Let’s face it, there’s not really anything bad that you can think of about living near a bay, and it certainly makes life that much more enjoyable when you have it at your disposal.  Collingwood is beautifully located along the Georgian Bay, affording it all the summer pleasures of living near the water, as well as the beauty of nature all year round.  The Georgian Bay trail meanders along the water’s edge for several kilometres, allowing you to go for a run, take the kids out on...

Spring in Collingwood

By on Apr 8, 2018 in Collingwood Events, Collingwood things to do |

Entering into a new season, it’s a lovely time to be in Collingwood.  The days get longer, the sun shines more often, and of course, the temperature slowly starts to come out of the negatives and gets warmer! And with all of that happening, it’s important to take full advantage of what the city has to offer in this spring season.  Some things just aren’t to be missed! Get Outside As the snow melts away, the opportunities to be outside and take advantage of many outdoor activities becomes far more accessible.  Collingwood is home to not only the Georgian Bay, where you can take in the fresh air by the water, hang out with friends sipping coffee or iced tea, but also an impressive trails network that you can run, bike, or walk any time you would like.  The Georgian Trail begins at Collingwood’s Harbourview Park and then runs along the shore of the Bay. Visit the Market If walking the...

Springlicious!

By on Apr 1, 2018 in Uncategorized |

Held annually at Blue Mountain Village, Springlicious is a celebration of all things spring.  Running from April 2nd to May 18th, it’s a chance to get outside and breathe in some fresh air, as you walk the streets of the city.  It’s a chance to embrace the new seasonal food as you enjoy restaurant specials, dinners, and deals that are made with fresh, local ingredients.  And it’s a time to allow yourself the chance to be refreshed and rejuvenated as well.  Put away the cleaning supplies and get ready to enjoy some spring in your step. Shopping The first order of business is to hit the shops. Every season calls for a new wardrobe, and if you can get it at a decent price, why not? Gabby Isabella is selling the amazingly comfortable bamboo leggings for $29.99, while Go Fish Go has some antiques and gently used or vintage items which you can take advantage of. You can also of purchasing...

What’s Happening in April? Your Guide to Collingwood Events

By on Mar 25, 2018 in Uncategorized |

Somehow it is almost April, and the year is a quarter of the way through.  But here in Collingwood, April also feels like the turn of the new season, new weather, and increasingly longer days.  This April though, there is more than that to look forward to.  Here is the city’s great line-up of events, concerts, and things to do in the coming month: The Arts Collingwood is a city that embraces and celebrates the arts, and in April, that continues in a big way.  Renowned Canadian musician Ashley MacIsaac will be at Meaford Hall on April 14th, while Canadian Brass will steal the stage in the days before on April 12th.  If you aren’t into the music and stage scene, how about celebrating the visual arts? The Blue Mountain Foundation for the Arts Juried Art Show will host the awards ceremony on April 22nd from 1-3 pm, choosing the winners of the show which is on display from April 18th to May...

Easter in Collingwood

By on Mar 14, 2018 in Uncategorized |

The Easter holiday is quickly approaching, and it is time to start thinking about how you are going to spend the weekend.  Whether you are wanting to pack it full of Easter events, or simply take in an egg hunt and breakfast, Collingwood has lots going on that weekend and there is sure to be something that gets you excited.  Check out these events to get you started on making your plans: Blue Mountain Easter in the Village While the ski season may be starting to wind down, there is still a lot of fun to be had at Blue Mountain Village on Easter Weekend!  Celebrating Easter in the Village, start on Friday with an Easter egg scavenger hunt, horse and wagon rides, toffee on the snow, and a drumming show.  These events continue on Saturday – in addition to groove dancing in the afternoon – while Sunday starts out with Easter brunch. The Mountain Adventure Show is happening in the village...

Celebrating International Women’s Day: Making Connections in the Collingwood Community

By on Mar 11, 2018 in Uncategorized |

With International Women’s Day having just happened, the official day of honouring all the amazing women in your life may be over. But there is still cause to celebrate. There is cause to continue to keep at the forefront, all the gracious actions and selfless acts that women perform, and there is cause to connect with more women. Building community is about building connections and celebrating success, and that couldn’t be truer than here in Collingwood. In our community, amazing, empowering women who are simply a part of our every day life constantly surround us.  And while we don’t necessarily take it for granted, we also don’t necessarily take the time to show them the gratitude that we feel towards them.  Whether it is our doctors, teachers or council members, or our fellow moms, sister, or neighbor, there is the need to celebrate women beyond one day of the year. And more than...

Collingwood Youth Centre

By on Mar 3, 2018 in Collingwood things to do |

Whether you are new to the community, or you have lived here for a long time, the Collingwood Youth Centre definitely needs your attention. Not your attention as in something is wrong, but your attention as in let’s take some time to look at this wonderful asset to the city of Collingwood and celebrate what it does, see what it offers and understand how you can take advantage of all that is the Collingwood Youth Centre. Why is it here? The main objective of the Collingwood Youth Centre is to help youth, ages 10-16, “build the skills that will take you where you want to go.” Whether that is skills in social interaction, skills in specific jobs and training, or specialized skills in personal development, the centre seeks to act as a place to meet all of these needs. Designed to help the city invest in its youth, it acts as a safe and welcoming hub for the youth of Collingwood, and a...